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Do Osteoporosis Meds Work
No such thing: Although researchers are fast at work, there are no known meds, supplements or herbs that haveever.Been shown to slow or reverse aging. There are two major theories of aging. One says it's all about damage to dna. The other statess it's genetically programmed. Either way, living a healthy lifestyle will help you age normally and gracefully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends site of infe: It depends on site of infection and the antibiotics used.If the culture shows sensitivity to certain antibiotic for lowe UTI it takes 7to10 days for infection to clear.But if the infection is high up in kidneys(pyelonephritis)you may need longer course of antibiotics 2weeks or more to clear the infection. ...Read more
No: When someone does have depression and it is thought that medicine would be the right treatment, then we try to tailor the medicine to what symptoms the patient has. However, every person is going to react to medicine differently and often we need to try several different antidepressants until we find the most appropriate one. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Do pain medications such as Vicodin work for migraines? I have tried preventative meds and they don't work as well. I have also tried maxalt, (rizatriptan)Imatrix
Somnorifics: Sleep aides, whether they are otc or prescriptive have specific uses. There are very few indicated for long term use. Of those available the one chosen will depend on the cause of insomnia, - situational, depressive, etc, the patient and other meds and the physician. They work differently in different people. ...Read more
Controversial: There is considerable debate over whether glucosamine chondroitin works at all. I believe that the glucosamine does help repair cartilage if taken at a dose of 1500 mg of glucosamine per day. The chondroitin probably does not help. Other supplements have never been proven unequivocally. ...Read more
Do doc use medicine to treat pt in physical medicine n rehabilitation? Or only machine n exercise help pt?
All options : Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians use all the options available to treat function problems. This may include prescribing medications, physical or occupational therapy, speech or language therapy, injections, etc. It all depends on the problem being treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question: They just do - sometimes. We can sound erudite with eloquent explanations. But no one really knows. Many years ago one lab had huge success with many agents as long as they were suspended in a certain solvent. It turned out the solvent was valproic acid. When they realized it was the actual active agent, it was refined and marketed as depakote. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acute? Chronic?: Acute bronchitis is caused by infection, usually either bacterial or viral. If there is a bacterial infection, antibiotics are used to eradicate it. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is typically treated with bronchodilators to relieve bronchospasm and steroid inhalers to reduce inflammation as well as smoking cessation to slow disease progression and prevent further complications. ...Read more
Not really: Add meds are supposed to help you choose what you want to focus on, then allow you to do that. Sometimes they reduce procrastination by allowing a person to keep focused enough to get through their tasks without being off-task so much. However, add meds don't make boring things less boring, or make it any easier to do tasks that are challenging for you for reasons other than inattention. ...Read more
Ask your doctor: Some of this depends on your cause of osteoporosis and your doctor can assist in determinign the cause. Once the cause is determined there are a variety of therapeutic options including: vitamin d, calcium, bisphosphonates (fosomax, Boniva (ibandronate) etc), prolia, Forteo and others. ...Read more
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